Police believe a New Zealand man whose bashed body was pulled from the water off Suluban beach near Uluwatu on Tuesday night last week may have been murdered.
The body of Jordan Lucas was fully clothed and had severe head injuries. Local fishermen made the discovery and called police.
The body was taken for forensic examination at Sanglah Hospital’s morgue.
Although the body was fully clothed, it was dressed in two layers of outer clothing but no underwear.
The body had blunt-force injuries to the head and thighs. But doctors were unable to say this week whether the man had received the injuries on land or when already in the sea.